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James Fisher

 

Hello, I’'m James Fisher. I am the manager at Busy C’s and enjoy working with the children, families & the preschool team. I have three children: Meg, Will, and Macky, and a dog Sibby. Caro and I have lived in Lyttelton since 1988 and wouldn'’t live anywhere else. I  thrive on tennis and enjoy walking the dog and riding my mountain bike in the hills around Lyttelton.Kia pai to koutou ra.

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Caro Davidson

 

Kia Ora. I'’m Caro Davidson. I am Busy C’s service provider, and have been since it'’s inception in 1995. My partner, James Fisher, took over the daily management of the preschool after the birth of our 3rd child - Macky - in January ‘98. I am passionate about early childhood and education, and am actively involved with Busy C’s happenings. My background is nursing and at present I’'m incorporating some work at the Sexual Health Centre, CDHB. I live with my whānau in Lyttelton and we celebrate & support the diverse and unique culture that makes Lyttelton such a wonderful place. I enjoy walking in the hills with the dog on a daily basis; being on the water in summer, heading for the mountains in winter, and generally recreating all over the peninsula. Books, art & movies are a luxurious pastime.

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Wendy Lowe

 

Kia ora, I'm Wendy. I live in Lyttelton with my partner, John. I have two children in their twenties - Karl  and Erica who both live in Australia. I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood), and a Certificate in English Language Teaching. This is my seventeenth year teaching young children and it is the most rewarding occupation I have had. It is such an honour to be able to spend time with your children: listening to them, being their friend, laughing with them and supporting their learning. My interests include language acquisition, reading, gardening, travel and being close to the sea.

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Pip Bown

 

Kia ora, My name is Phillipa (Pip) and I am very pleased to be part of the Busy C's family. I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from Canterbury University. I grew up on a farm in sunny Marlborough and then decided to travel. I ended up working in the travel industry before following my passion to work with children. I met my partner overseas and we decided to settle in Christchurch, now with three cats and two chickens. I enjoy a spot of gardening and of course traveling to new places. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Nicki Sullivan

 

Kia ora, Konnichi-wa, Hej, Namaste! My name is Nicki Sullivan. After completing a BA at Canterbury University I worked as a Library assistant and taught English in Japan. I then worked as a reliever in various Early Childhood Centres, which spurred my interest to complete a post-graduate diploma in Early Childhood Teaching in 2012. My hobbies include yoga, music, going to markets, walking, toastmasters and trying to learn the guitar and ukulele. My philosophy is to guide and support young children toward seeking their own answers and understanding when making sense of the world around them - enabling them to become confident and competent, independent young people. I look forward to building positive, supportive relationships with you and your children .

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Sally Maynard

 

I am an Early Childhood teacher of fifteen years and I have a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the Christchurch College of Education. I live in Birdlings Flat with my partner Nathan. We are very keen trampers, campers and cyclists who never miss a chance to explore this wonderful world we live in. I have a passion for child health, nutrition and fitness and a strong drive to teach awareness and respect for ecology and sustainable practices. I can't wait to support your tamariki at Busy C's as they learn and grow and I look forward to meeting you and your family. Kia kaha, Sally.

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Millie Allen

Kia ora my name is Millie. I am really enjoying being a part of the team here at Busy C’s. In 2020 I completed my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. Over the past ten years I have worked as a Nanny in the UK as well as a teacher here in Christchurch. I enjoy the outdoors and I'm often off on tramping or camping adventures in my spare time. Creating a safe, fun loving environment with strong connections is key to my teaching practice.

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Hazel Mackenzie

 

Kia ora, my name is Hazel. I live in Heathcote Valley with my two children, Allie and Bailey, my husband Thom and cat, Rigs. I love dance, acro yoga, aerials and anything adventurous. I have a bachelor of teaching and learning from Canterbury university. I love working at Busy C’s Preschool, such beautiful surroundings, a fantastic team of kaiako and a wonderful community.